Nakamura Sankō I (初代中村三光: 11/1812 to 10/1813) (actor 1786 – 1855)

Jōban (poetry name - 常盤)
Keishi (poetry name - 慶子)
Sankō (poetry name - 三光)
Ichikawa Kumatarō I (市川熊太郎: to 10/1812)
Nakamura Matsue III (三代目中村松江: 11/1813 to 12/1832)
Nakamura Tomijūrō II (二代目中村富十郎: 1/1833 to 2/1855))



This actor held this name from 11/1812 to 10/1813 and again from 11/1821 to the end of 1822 and finally from 1/1824 to the spring of 1825. His adopted son was Nakamura Daikichi III (1815-57).

Sankō trained with Nakamura Utaemon III (1778-1838) and Ichikawa Jinnosuke (市川仁之助 - dates unknown).

His identifying crest or mon is the yattsu yaguruma (八ツ矢車) worn by members of the Nakamura Tomijūrō. It is a design of a ray of the fletches of arrows radiating outward from a central hub. Of course, it does not always appear on the robes of the actor as in the example Hokuchō print in the Lyon Collection.